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Jul 25, 2012 8:00pm EDT
used writings about shooting people. and that there were some very ruddment tear images in there of a shooter and victims. but the real question, anderson, which i know is what we're all wondering is a, were was there anything in there that was specific to the date the batman show or something else. and b, is there anything that gives -- that sheds any light on moti motive. and right now, we can't learn th that. >> john, stick around. i want to bring in james alan fox who we often consult with. professor, you say it's not unusual for mass murderers to actually reach out to people before actually committing a crime. >> right. they reach out in either a threat or a call for help. but it's not unusual for them also to send letters, timed so they will be received after the shooting in an explanation for why they did what they did. there was a shooter at the university of iowa who sent letters to the media, time when his rampage was committed. in arizona, same thing. frequently, mass murderers will send letters as explanations not necessarily as warnings or calls for help or threats. >> an
CNN
Jul 6, 2012 5:00pm PDT
help a charity, how do you know your money will be put to good use? in the next hour, we're going to bring you drew griffin's investigation of the charities accused of collecting millions of dollars in donations and not spending it where donors expect it. one of the charities under scrutiny is called the disabled veterans national foundation. that's their logo, looks very official. dvmf. there is no sign that any of the cash donations, $56 million they have raised over three years, went directly to the men and women who sacrificed so much in war zones, not one dime. because of drew's reporting, the senate finance committee is demanding answers from the dvmf. more on that tonight. drew also uncovered yet another veterans charity called the national veterans foundation, which is taking donations, but using only a very small percentage to actually help vets. there are also charities that claim to help abandoned animals but the money trail leads somewhere else. baghdad pups, as far as we can tell, they don't do that at all. the montreal spca, canadian charity that helps abandoned cats
CNN
Jul 17, 2012 8:00pm EDT
what research? could you tell us about the research? >> you're attacking the messenger. anderson, you're better than this. you used to be good. you used to find there was a problem -- >> sir, i'm just asking you for evidence of something you said on the floor of the house -- >> speak with a southern accent -- i did. this is the problem. if you spend as much time looking into the problem as you have been trying to belittle me this week -- >> sir, do you want to offer any evidence? i'm giving you the opportunity to offer what evidence you have. you've offered none, other than yelling. he never offered any evidence. you'd think if this was a real plot, you'd think he'd pick up the phone and call the fbi, right? we actually did that. we talked with the fbi. they told us there was absolutely no credible evidence of a terror baby conspiracy. they had no idea what he was talking about. it's not surprising, i should point out, he declined our invitation to come back on the program as he was once on in 2010. back to this current conspiracy theory. we received a statement from abedin's off
CNN
Jul 30, 2012 8:00pm EDT
targeting and the tactics they've been using. they've named these two in letters asking a federal insp t inspectors general to investigate. on the left is a man who is a member of president obama's homeland security advisory council. on the right is huma abba continue. both have received threats since being named. some top republicans ha s havss to her defense. >> these allegations and the report from which they're drawn are nothing less than an unwarranted attack on an honorable citizen, a dedicated american and a loyal public servant. >> the website in the following way. through an organization her late father started decades ago which allegedly had the support of another guy who had another organization that might have had the support of another organization the muslim brotherhood. the website also makes allegations against her brother and mother. as a top aide to the secretary of state, miss abedin has a security clearance. and as such has undergone extensive background checks. now, last fall, the fbi gave him an award for, quote, his extraordinary contributions for specific c
CNN
Jul 7, 2012 1:00am EDT
is raised in the name of veterans in this country and it is so sad that a great deal of us waste hundreds of millions of dollars of our charitable dollars intended to help veterans is being squandered and wasted by opportunists and individuals and companies that seek -- see it as a profit-making opportunity. >> reporter: daniel borochoff runs a charity watchdog group out of this office in chicago. he grades charities on just how much good and bad they do with your donations. veterans and military charities are some of the worst, he says. and that includes the disabled veterans national foundation, which he gives an f. because hardly any of the donations make it to the people the group is fund-raising for. so back to that $56 million the group has raised. if it hasn't gone to direct contributions to veterans, where exactly did it go? >> as far as we can tell, up to the tenth floor of this manhattan office building to a company called quadriga arts, a company that specializes in fund-raising. and as far as we know, they know a lot about fund-raising for itself. it is a private comp
CNN
Jul 26, 2012 10:00pm EDT
the group claims are millions of dollars in useful stuff to small veterans charities around the country. drew griffin has been following the money right from the start and he's been getting a lot of doors slammed in his face. >> hi, how are you? >> we're not going to be doing any on camera. >>> so the bottom line is you're not going to give me an interview. >> where is the money going? i'm trying to reach mr. shoeoff. oh, he's not in? so here is the question, raised over three years, and none of the money has gone to any veterans. ma'am? >> as you can see, it hasn't been easy. you would think any charity who would want to be transparent would answer questions. if they weren't doing anything wrong. not this one. he did manage to visit one of those small charities where he found some items that could help vets. he also found a lot useless so-called gifts in kind, including those coconut candy m&ms that apparently don't melt in your hand but sure leaves a bitter taste in your mouth. >> candy's one of the most requested -- >> reporter: roy runs charity services international. a for-
CNN
Jul 18, 2012 10:00pm EDT
a microscope of suspicion, but consequences for our foreign policy for all of us. it has a real world impact. these allegations are having an impact right now around the world affecting american foreign policy in one of the most sensitive regions around the earth the middle east. we'll show you how in just a moment. first i want to show you what congresswoman bachmann is basing this on. in a 16-page letter, she says that huma abedin's late father, mother and brother are connected to the muslim brotherhood. here's how she figures it. here dead father, who is a professor of social science and the founder of the institute of muslim minority affairs in saudi arabia, decades ago. now bachmann attributes this information to a 2002 article out of brigham young university. according to that article, the institute had the support of another man who is a former general secretary of another group called the muslim world league. now bachmann says according to the pugh forum has a history being closely aligned in partnering with the muslim brother hood. huma abedin's deceased father started
CNN
Jul 21, 2012 1:00am EDT
heartbroken we are. >> a short time later mitt romney offered his condolences. >> each one of us will hold our kids a little closer, linger a bit longer with a colleague or a neighbor, reach out to a family member or friend. we'll all spend a little less time thinking about the worries of our day and more time wondering about how to help those who are in need of compassion most. >> we'll tell you all we know about the killer but focus as little as possible on him. we do want to show you minute by minute just what the victims were up against. take a look. >> it's about 12:30 a.m. into the sold out premier of the movie. he throws tear gas into the room through the exit door which he had propped open earlier after purchasing a ticket to the movie and sneaking out of the theater. it ignites causing confusion. >> this popping started happening, i thought it was fire works like someone playing a prank. and smoke started rising. >> reporter: witnesses say the gunman enters the theater. >> he came down with his gun in my face. he was about three feet away from me at that point. i was terrifie
CNN
Jul 23, 2012 10:00pm EDT
extended magazines, like he was using in this case, do have a tendency to jam. thank goodness, anderson, it did. >> randi, thanks very much for that. one of the people who lost their lives inside that theater, alex teves. his father, tom, is with me now. his mom karen is also here in aurora. alex was mortally wounded while shielding his girlfriend from gunfire. alex died a hero. his father faced his suspect in court. he saw, in his own words, a coward. he joins us now. i'm so sorry for your loss. it sounds like such a hollow thing to say. how are you holding up? >> you've got to move forward. alex would have expected us to live. we're going to live. alex was all about life. i can talk about being -- i didn't really dress up but there's a reason for this. alex was the type of kid who brought people together. when he was in high school, for no reason whatsoever, well, alex used to wear blue jeans and a white t-shirt every day to school. and my wife, being the anal retentive woman she is. there would be 16 laundry shirts on laundry day, all hung up and ironed. he would wear them every day.
CNN
Jul 23, 2012 7:00pm PDT
anniversary of that movie. that's all for us tonight. "ac 360" starts now. >> piers, thanks. good evening, everyone. i'm anderson cooper coming to you tonight from arauch rah colorado. it has been another wrenching day here in aurora as people here merge from shock and descended into grief. they're being confronted by the grotesque cartoon-colored image of the man police say was behind their nightmare. we will, of course, update you on the alleged gunman's day in court and the many days in court ahead for him. tonight though and throughout our many nights ahead, the main story will not be about that person. we're giving the suspect as little air time as we can. giving him as little publicity as possible. trying not even to say his name, instead we're trying to focus on the victims, the survivors and heroes. and the many heroes who have emerged from this. and we're taking a lesson from the people of aurora themselves, the governor of aurora and the president of the united states. >> i had a chance to visit with each family. and most of the conversation was filled with memory. it was an opp
CNN
Jul 19, 2012 8:00pm EDT
, going after huma -- can you do an interview with us later? >> yes, i can. >> all right, thank you. >> she said she'd get back to dana when she had more time but guess what, she never did. today congresswoman found time to go on glenn beck's program and spoke once again about her suspicions of huma abedin. she actually ups the ante. leveling entire new charges against abedin's family. >> she is the chief aide to the secretary of state. and we quoted from a document and this has been well reported all across arab media, that her late father, who's now deceased, was a part of the muslim brotherhood. her brother was a part of the muslim brotherhood. her mother was a part of what's called the muslim sisterhood. it would be -- we have requirements to get a high level security clearance. one thing that the government looks at are your associations and, in particular, your family associations. and this applies to everyone. it would be the same that is true with me. if my family members were soeshlthed with hamas, a terrorist organization, that alone could be sufficient to disqualify me fr
CNN
Jul 20, 2012 5:00pm PDT
ball t bought the weapons he allegedly used. we're going to look at how this story fits with and differs from what we've come to expect. and how people here are coping nationwide. flags are flying at half-staff. this is a state, a country, in mourning. both president obama and mitt romney have suspended campaigning for the moment. the president was awakeneded about 5:30 with the news. spoke about it earlier this morning. take a look. >> we will take every step possible to ensure the safety of all of our people. we're going to stand by our neighbors in colorado during this extraordinarily difficult time. i had a chance to speak with the mayor of aurora as well as the governor of colorado to express not just on behalf of michelle and myself but the entire american family how heart broken we are. >> a short time later, mitt romney offered his condolences. >> each one of us will hold our kids a little closer, linger a bit longer with a colleague or a neighbor, reach out to a family member or friend. we'll all spend a little less time thinking about the worries of our day. and more ti
CNN
Jul 9, 2012 8:00pm EDT
getting them overly intoxicated or by using date rain drugs. >> reporter: they're rapists? >> yes, they're rapists. >> reporter: according to jacques, crew members are often complicit, even using on-board computers to spot their prey. you know this. >> yes, i know this for a fact. >> reporter: hard to believe? we thought so too. till we met laura haynes who worked for 17 years as an agent with customs and border protection. her main job, she says, was dealing with passengers and staff on cruise ships. and she shares the same opinion and concerns. so your estimate of ships that go out to sea, loaded with passengers, that may have at least one predator on board -- >> yes. >> reporter: is? >> 85%. >> reporter: you heard right, 85%. crimes are rarely reported. and in many instances, even if caught, crew members could still end up on another ship. >> and the cruise lines say that doesn't happen and i know for a fact it does because i've seen it. >> reporter: the cruise line international association disputes her assertion. in an e-mail to cnn, a spokesman told us it is disconcerting th
CNN
Jul 12, 2012 7:00pm PDT
of the volunteers. if they do, then god will bless america. that's all for us tonight. ac 360tarts now. >>> good evening, everyone. it is 10:00. we begin keeping them honest. a woman who's been making money by tugging at your heart strings and playing to your patriotism. she runs a charity that claims to reunite military dogs with personnel they served with overseas. what could be more heart warming and patriotic than that, right? she said the program, called baghdad pups, and her charity spca international, were all about helping the troops. >> spca international is, you know, certainly going to do everything we can to continue to support the military. hopefully the wars will come to an end and we won't be doing anything as dramatic as this. you know, we've become real attached to the fact that military personnel love their animals and we want to do everything we can to keep them together. >> sounds great. it's a noble thing to do, right? if, in fact, that is what terry crisp is doing. instead, keeping them honest tonight, cnn's drew griffin has discovered only a slim fraction of
CNN
Jul 24, 2012 10:00pm PDT
sharply from positions they once held. it isn't for us to decide what is wide or long when it comes to gun control but that is you to decide. we believe that of you. keeping them honest tonight, both president obama and former governor romney heavy their flip-flop on the show or back away from it. see if you can spot any difference between the 2 met candidates. >> i still believe the second amendment is the right course to preserve and defend and don't believe that new laws are going to make a difference in this kind of tragedy. >> that's mitt romney last night. quote, the president's view is we can take steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them under existing law. did you see much difference? neither did house republican speaker john boehner today. >> has made clear he's not going to use this horrific event to push for new gun laws. i agree. >> such as the ban on assault weapons. it barred the sale of assault rifles, specifically including the ar-15, and high capacity magazines like the 100-shot drum the aurora shooter used. that law, though, had a buil
CNN
Jul 25, 2012 1:00am EDT
the ar-15, and high capacity magazines like the 100-shot drum the aurora shooter used. that law, though, had a built-in expiration date eight years ago. four years ago, then candidate obama supported reviving the law. >> the reality of gun ownership may be different for hunters in rural ohio than they are for those plagued by gang violence in cleveland. but don't tell me we can't uphold the second amendment while keeping ak-47s out of the hands criminals. >> he apparently felt the same last year in the wake of the tucson shooting. >> the president, again, since i've been with him in 2004, has supported the assault weapons ban and we continue to do so. >> this year, however, even before the colorado massacre, the white house was already backing away from the issue. >> -- expired in 2004, has the president taken a stand on extending that? >> i'll have to get back to you on that. i don't have any new information on that. >> white house spokesman jay carney says the president continues to support the weapons ban but described it as an issue for the future, not now. carney also said
CNN
Jul 31, 2012 4:00am EDT
other republicans. what i'm told is that franks said his regret was mostly in using the name and that it overshadowed the general point that they were trying to make. i should also say franks told republican colleagues that he still stands behind that question and what he wants the inspectors general across the government to investigate. you know, you talked about the fact that republican leaders, at least some of them, have really shunned this leader. i talked to a pretty conservative congressman today who said a lot of us, conservatives like me, are saying are you kidding me? they're idiots for making this mistake. why go after hillary's body person without having rock solid evidence. >> you said this whole thing was a wake up call. how so? >> well, i think what it really points to, and i think that the events of the so called mosque at ground zero, that, you know, we have a kind of deep anti-muslim here in the united states. if you look at poland, you find out that a considerable number of people are willing to believe anything about islam and muslims. people like newt gingrich sla
CNN
Jul 13, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. the law requires us to put out a full financial disclosure. that i've done. in addition to that, i've already put out one year tax returns. we'll put out the next year of tax returns as soon as the accountants have that ready. i know there will always be calls for more. people always want to get more. we're putting out what is required, plus more that is not required. and those are the two years that people are going to have. that's all that's necessary for people to understand something about my finances. and, look, if people believe this should be a campaign about attacking one another on a personal basis and go back to the kinds of attacks that were suggested in some campaigns in the past, i don't want to go there. i want this to be a campaign about the direction for america. and about who can get america working again. and who can rein in the excessive deficits that you're seeing in washington. >> all right, governor romney, thanks very much for your time, we appreciate it. >> thanks, guys. >> cnn's jim acosta, who conducted that interview, joins me. along with cnn's chief politic
CNN
Jul 12, 2012 1:00am EDT
went on to call monday's announcement another example, quote, of using politics over good policy. keeping them honest, we asked jeffrey toobin about the timing of this. he said an eight-month gap between indictment and press conference is unusual, but jeff said there may be good reasons to keep indictments sealed that long, such as the one laid out by the u.s. attorney handling the case. >> when we are conducting covert operations, it benefits us to have the names of the defendants we are looking for sealed and not available to the public. >> so were there good law enforcement reasons to keep these indictments sealed for eight months? possibly. was there also a political or public relations component to monday's announcement? also very possible. we have no clear answer to chairman issa's allegation tonight. nor for this allegation levelled by issa and republican senator charles grassley. they say the atf has now put these two fast and furious whistleblowers, special agent shawn dodson and pete fraselli under the supervision of a boss who allegedly threatened to take them down. in
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Jul 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
penalty? joining us now, ari fleischer, cnn political contributor and former white house press secretary for george w. bush. all, bill burton, senior strategist for the top pro-obama super pac and senior legal analyst for cnn jeffrey toobin. jeff, let me begin with you. it's a simple question but not a simple answer. tax or penalty? >> john roberts' opinion said that this penalty, tax, whatever you want to call it, this punishment, this payment, was justified under the taxing power of the constitution. that was why he approved the whole plan. that's what he said. what a bunch of politicians want to call it is the fight we're having now. >> to be really clear, if you parse the opinion, it suggests that those who don't go out and get the insurance under the new law will be punished with a tax. >> correct. that's exactly what the opinion holds. it's not a lot of people. if massachusetts is the example we're talking about, it's about 1% of the population refused to get health insurance and can afford it, those people will be punished under this law and chief justice roberts' opinion says the
CNN
Jul 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
use? drew griffin investigated charities and not spending where donors expect tmt one of the charities under scrutiny is squall called dvnf. there's no sign that the cash donations, more than $56 million over three years, went directly to the men and women who sacrificed so much in war zones. not one dime of that money. the senate finance committee is demanding money from the dvnf. they have launched an investigation into its practices. more on that tonight. drew also uncovered the national veterans foundation, which is taking donations but using only a very small percentage to actually help vets. there are also charities that claim to help abandoned animals but the money trail led somewhere else entirely. baghdad pups is used to reunite military animals but they don't do that at all. in the montreal spca, a canadian charity, received about $13 million in donations over three years but despite all of that money, they've ended up in the hole more than $4.5 million. all of these charities have one thing in common. they all have connections to a fundraising company called quadri
CNN
Jul 27, 2012 10:00pm PDT
up? >> we got to move forward. alex would have expected us to live. we're going to live. alex was all about life. i can talk about being in white. i didn't really dress up but there's a reason for this. alex was the type of kid who brought people together. when he was in high school, for no reason whatsoever, well, alex used to wearlue jeans and a white t-shirt every day to school. my wife being the anal-retentive woman she is, there would be 16, on laundry day, t-shirts on my hangers, all hung up, ironed, and he would wear them every day. through all of high school. halfway through senior year they decided to have alex teves day and 400 or 500 kids came to school in blue jeans and a white t-shirt. there were girls that said "i love teves" and, you know, it was pretty cool. >> how did you guys meet? >> we went to school together at the u. we started as friends but it was something more than that so -- >> ryan, how long have you been best friends? >> i've known alex for ten years. he was my best friend. saying friend almost doesn't even do it justice. he really was like the other p
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Jul 18, 2012 8:00pm EDT
for our foreign policy, for all of us. it has a real world impact. these allegations are having an impact right now around the world. affecting american porn policy on one of the most sensitive regions on earth in the middle east. we're going to show you how in just a moment. but first, i want to show you what congresswoman bachmann is basing her suspicion of hum huma abedin on. she says that huma abedin's late father, mother and brother are connected to the muslim brotherhood. let's start with abedin's father, again, her dead father, who is a professor of social science and the founder of the institute of muslim minority affairs in saudi arabia decades ago, talking decades ago. bachmann attributes this article out of brigham young university. according to that article, his institute had support of another man named dr. umar abal l la hasif. he's affiliated with a group they say has an alignment with the brotherhood. that's how many degrees of separation the document is based on. abiden's deceased father started an organization decades ago that had support of another guy who had th
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Jul 30, 2012 10:00pm EDT
we think you deserve a look at the people they've been targeting and the tactics they've been using. they've named these two asking a federal inspectors general to investigate muslim brotherhood infiltration. on the right is mohammed elibiary. on the right is huma abedin. both have received threats since being named. some top republicans have risen to her defense. >> these allegations and the report from which they're drawn are nothing less than an unwarranted and unfounded attack on an honorable citizen, a dedicated american and a loyal public servant. >> the bachmann five website that claims to connect ms. abedin to the muslim brotherhood in this convoluted way. through an organization her late father started decades ago which allegedly had the support of another guy who had another organization that might have had the support of another organization the muslim brotherhood. the website also makes allegations against her brother and mother. as a top aide to the secretary of state, miss abedin has a security clearance. and as such has undergone extensive background checks. now, last
CNN
Jul 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
gifts in kind to u.s. vets. a charity in arizona. u.s. vets showed us what actually was sent. 20 pairs of men's football pants, more than 100 chefs coats, 125 chef's aprons. a needle point design pillow case. two pages worth of stuff the director told us, we don't need. and take a look at what showed up at the st. benedicts veterans center in birmingham, alabama. the modest shipment included some useful items. 2300 disaster blankets good for a couple day's use and some cleaning supplies. but it also included this. >> they sent us 2600 bags of cough drops and 2200 little bottles of sanitizer and 11,520 bags of coconut m and ms and didn't have a lot of use for 11,500 coconut m and ms. >> here's what they posted on their website about the work they were doing in alabama. >> we send by the truckload items that these shelters say they need desperately. >> for our veterans that have given so much to our country and now need our help. >> great sound bite. >> did they ever ask you what you wanted? >> no. they always call and say, we've got a truckload coming. >> everything on top came in
CNN
Jul 14, 2012 1:00am PDT
for joining us. let's talk first about this controversy over when you left bain capital. i'll put one of the documents in question up on screen. their sec filing stating that you were ceo at bain capital past 1999. when you say you left bain to run the olympics. why was your name still on these documents? and why didn't you clear this up sooner? >> well, i was the owner of an entity that is filing that information. but i had no role whatsoever in the management of bain capital after february of 1999. not that that would have been a problem to have said i was with the firm beyond that but i simply wasn't. i left to go out and run the olympics. i did that full-time. relinquished all management authority and role in bain capital after february 1999. >> how do you explain that discrepancy? you said publicly you left the firm in 1999. weren't you concerned at some point these filings might become public and people would see your name was still on these filings? >> well, there's nothing wrong with being associated with bain capital, of course. but the truth is that i left any role at ba
CNN
Jul 25, 2012 1:00am PDT
again, i'll be able to learn and grow. >> a fascinating interview on monday. that's all for us tonight. anderson cooper starts now. mon. that's all for us tonight. anderson cooper starts now. >>> we continue to focus tonight on the victims of the aurora shooting. the victims and the survivors. there are some remarkable people we are going to introduce you to tonight. some who made it and tried to save others. some who did not make it out of theater number nine. we'll speak to the father of alex sullivan who died in that theater. it was his 27th birthday. sunday would have been his first wedding anniversary. also an amazing 13-year-old girl who tried to save the life of a 6-year-old girl after the shooting. a stunning story of a young woman who survived in the most remarkable way imaginable. her story and more ahead. >>> keeping them honest with a few lawmakers on capitol hill talking today and toughening gun laws in response to the shooting. but most politicians, especially president obama and mitt romney trying hard not to talk about it. trying to take gun control, whatever yo
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